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Union shocked at Postie Announcement

Date of Release: 
Wednesday, June 18, 2014

The announcement of Postie Plus Group Limited (Administrators appointed) late Wednesday that it is closing 12 stores and making 64 staff redundant has been greeted with shock by FIRST Union, which represents Postie Plus workers.

“What has happened is highly irregular,” said Robert Reid, General Secretary of FIRST Union.

Review Panel reflects union concerns about forestry safety crisis

Date of Release: 
Friday, June 6, 2014

The union representing forestry workers feels vindicated that its concerns have been reflecting in the Public Consultation Document released today by the Independent Forestry Safety Review.

For the last two years FIRST Union and the NZ Council of Trade Unions have highlighted the safety crisis that has been unfolding in our forestry industry. In the previous five years the forestry industry has claimed almost thirty lives and caused almost 1000 serious harm injuries.

Postie Plus Group’s administrator must put workers first

Date of Release: 
Tuesday, June 3, 2014

The union representing retail workers is saddened but not surprised by today’s announcement that Postie has gone into voluntary administration.

There are 82 Postie stores nationwide, and existing employees have been told that they will remain in their current roles and will continue to work agreed hours unless otherwise advised.

“This does not come as a surprise to us,” said Maxine Gay, Retail Secretary at FIRST Union. “The last few years have been hard on the Postie Plus Group, and they have struggled to deal with serious supply chain issues.”

Northland petrol tanker drivers back at work

Date of Release: 
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Northland petroleum tanker drivers at Toll Carriers are back on the job after successfully achieving a collective agreement and pay rise.

Community and global support growing for striking drivers

Date of Release: 
Thursday, May 22, 2014

Community support for the striking Toll/BP drivers is growing, and supporters are keen to see an end to this dispute so the workers can return to the job.

Wages and truth both casualties in Toll’s drive to clear name

Date of Release: 
Thursday, May 22, 2014

Recent comments by Toll on an industry website would not stand up to independent scrutiny, says the drivers union.

Pickets to step up as Toll refuses to budge on wage increase

Date of Release: 
Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Striking petroleum drivers have decided to step up protest action after talks between Toll and FIRST Union failed to reach a settlement.

Pickets of BP service stations suspended as talks with Toll resume

Date of Release: 
Thursday, May 15, 2014

Pickets of BP services stations due to get underway this afternoon in Wellington and Christchurch have been suspended following developments late yesterday.

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